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    Default Sources: retired General Eric Shinseki to be named VA secretary

    (Another absolutely brilliant move from President Obama, take that dumbsfeld)

    Sources: Shinseki tapped as VA secretary - White House transition-

    WASHINGTON - Democratic officials say President-elect Barack Obama has selected retired Gen. Eric K. Shinseki to be the next Veterans Affairs secretary.
    The officials said Obama will announce his selection Sunday. They spoke on condition of anonymity to avoid pre-empting the official announcement.
    Shinseki is the former Army chief of staff who upset his civilian bosses in 2003 when he testified to Congress that it might take several hundred thousand U.S. troops to control Iraq after the U.S. invasion. He was forced out of his job within months for being "wildly off the mark." But his words proved prophetic after President George W. Bush in early 2007 announced a "surge" of additional troops to Iraq after miscalculating.

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    This man sounds great to me. He is no yes man.
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    This is just one of those wonderfully, beautifully shining moments that I never thought would come. It doesn't bring back a million dead Iraqi civilians but it does go a little ways toward reestablishing truth in this country after so many years of utter bullshit.

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    I'm glad to see he was vindicated after the Bush administration pushed him out.

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    ^^ Yeah, no kidding. I wonder how Bush is reacting...

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